In 2016, 61 per cent of mobility decision-makers at enterprises expect to roll out new mobile-based products and services and 62 per cent will increase their budgets to pay for more apps.
According to the research, which polled 200 IT decision makers from private sector firms with at least 2,500 employees across the US and Western Europe, 71% of respondents are primarily using Java while 56% use .NET. In two years, this will fall to 15% and 19% respectively. 85% of respondents argue open source software is important to their app development strategy, while mobile backend as a service (MBaaS) is used by almost one third (31%) of those polled, and is expected to grow to 36% in two years’ time. The key theme from the research was that, as organisations mature, mobile will be a key element of it. More than one in three (35%) of those polled argued mobile apps change the way they do business by reinventing business processes, while 37% argue mobile apps are used primarily to automate existing processes.
The success of this approach has seen more and more enterprises adopting lightweight scripting languages that enable apps to be continuously delivered in response to changing business conditions.